Scientific Foundation

The Unified Field of Consciousness

Theoretical and empirical investigation reveals that the unified field is fundamentally a field of consciousness. The fundamental qualities of the unified field—intelligence, dynamism, and self-awareness (i.e., “self-referral,” the non-Abelian property of self-interaction)—are the defining characteristics of consciousness.

Extensive published research further demonstrates that human consciousness can directly access and experience the unified field in the most expanded state of human awareness, known as “pure consciousness.” (See chart below.) This experience of the unified field—pure consciousness—constitutes a fourth major state of human consciousness, physiologically and subjectively distinct from waking, dreaming, and deep sleep. This experience is marked by the onset of global EEG coherence and increased alpha power, indicating maximum orderliness of brain functioning and utilization of the total brain.

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This fourth state of consciousness is universally accessible through specific, highly developed technologies of consciousness from the Vedic tradition of India. These technologies—the Transcendental Meditation program and advanced TM-Sidhi program of His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi—are the most widely practiced and extensively researched technologies in the world for the full development of human consciousness.